Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ertvelde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1852   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Bottle: Unfiltered
Ingredients; Water, Pilsener malt, pale ale malt, Munich malt, aurora and petra hops, yeast
This strong amber beer was first brewed in 1982 at the request of Van Steenberges Italian importer. Piraat is a wickedly rich and rounded brew that packs a mighty punch. The powerful glow builds up from inside. Deep golden with a subtle haze. Lots of hops and malt. Mild sweetness. Reminiscent of bread dough, spices and tropical fruits.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonb5 (531) - Greater London, - JAN 8, 2013
330ml bottle, poured into Leffe chalice. Amber to copper colour, clear, 1 finger tanned head which soon faded. Aroma was phenol, hubba bubba, yeast and booze which got more and more pronounced as the beer warmed. Tasted apples, bananas, molasses and yeast. Fairly bitter as expected, booze generally well hidden for the high ABV. Texture on the thick side, well carbonated which gave it a slightly coarse edge. Overall enjoyable but needed to do a bit more to justify some of the hype.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meatmanmd (97) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - APR 27, 2017
Honey, fruit, flowers, spice and belgian yeast, medium to high sweetness, little bitterness to balance. Very good, rich beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ulysse (482) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2017
Ready to eat banana Aroma. Dirty yellow color. Rather smooth mouthfeel. Warm alcohol sensation. Drink moderately

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftyHare (49) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2017
330ml bottle pours dark orange with thin off-white head. Aromas of stone fruit, yeast and candy sugar. Flavours of orange rind, sugar syrup, bready yeast, toffee, subtle spices and alcohol. Very well balanced Belgian Strong Ale with classic flavour profile.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3461) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2017
One of the great beers. Aromas good with wet grain,, yeast, malt. Flavors super, somewhat like aroma, sweet up front tang in the middle and a little bit bitter in the finish. Add some spice and you have it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PilsnerMonger53 (1) - - APR 15, 2017 does not count
Superb Belgian ale. Superb Belgian ale made by Br. Van Steenberge, Lindenlaan25, B-9940 Ertvelde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaelic (176) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2017
Golden orange beer, white head. Quite hoppy, touches of ripe fruit, banana. Alcohol and tasts lasts in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bijl (497) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2017
Goudgeel, licht amber, witte schuimkraag, iets koolzuur, helder. Aroma: Zoetig en kruidig, fruitig en zoete mouten, alcohol. Smaak: Kruidig, moutig, zoetig en alcohol, Belgische gist, banaan, bubblegum. Kruidige en peperige hops en wat warmte. Voor een Belgische Ale een redelijke hopbitter, netelig en grassig. Prima gehopt! Redelijk volle body, siroop achtig mondgevoel met veel prikkelige van hop en koolzuur, afdronk is warm en bitterzoet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PotjeBier (3028) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2017
Bottle @ my sisters. Dark golden (or light amber) color. Frothy off white head. Aromas of alcohol, malt, sweet fruit. Retronasal its alcoholic, malty. Flavor is moderate sweet, fruity. Rather strong alcohol feel. Medium bodied. Light bitter finish. Too alcoholic and not very subtle. There was a time that I probably liked this, but that time has long gone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AaronTDubs (457) - - MAR 17, 2017
Dark gold color. High carbonation. Fruity aroma, touch of funk, very yeasty. Quite sweet and boozy. Has enough hops to cut through, but still finishes quite sweet. Has a bit of spiciness, but mostly fruity. Is good, but might be a bit too much.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Zarrach76 (216) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 27, 2017
Belle verse blonde vnitienne, limite rousse, avec un trs lger voile et une belle mousse paisse blanche et apptissante. Nez superbe de bire blonde forte typiquement Belge, avec un alcool se mariant parfaitement aux malts et aux houblons fins. On retrouve le ct capiteux avec ses notes de caramel, de miel, de cassonade, de zest dorange, dabricot, dananas, de pruneau, de cerise griotte, de pomme et de poire chaudes, la fraicheur du citron... Cest propre, net et trs clair ! En bouche, trs belle texture ronde, chaude et qui rchauffe avec son alcool bien puissant mais jamais ostentatoire. La carbonatation est bonne, bien soutenue, la levure trs nette et lamertume bien dose avec une belle longueur. Les 10.5% sont bien persistants et peuvent la longue instiller un peu de lassitude, mais sur les 33cl, a ne pose aucun problme. Larrire bouche est sur les notes boises, la noix, le ct plus terreux et animal qui contrebalance merveille les armes fruits et malts. Ce ct plus sauvage lui sied merveille, surtout quand on sappelle Piraat ! Une superbe Belge blonde et forte qui pour moi mrite dtre aussi reprsentative du style quune Duvel. Un breuvage quaucun corsaire, boucanier, pirate et contrebandier de la cte ne saurait renier !!! Je vous laisse ici mes frres, mon fier 3 mts mattend pour aller voguer sur les 7 mers, aborder quelques galions Hispaniques et Anglais avant datteindre lEl Dorado... Bouteille 33cl, Boissons du Monde, Saint-Egrve.

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